LINCOLN — Lincoln Electric System continues to see high electric use due to the extreme cold temperatures. To keep bills low, LES recommends that customers consider energy-saving tips in their homes and businesses to limit their electricity usage.
“Small lifestyle changes can translate into energy and cost savings on a customer’s bill,” said Paul Crist, vice president of Energy Delivery. “We want customers to know how to positively impact their bill, especially during prolonged periods of extreme cold.”
Consumers are encouraged to consider the following energy-saving tips:
- Lower your thermostat a few degrees or as low as is comfortable.
- Make sure air registers are not obstructed by furniture, carpeting or drapes.
- Keep windows tightly latched. Seal windows and external doors.
- Postpone using major electric appliances such as stoves, ovens, dishwashers and clothes dryers until the demand for electricity decreases.
- Turn off electric lights and appliances not in use.
LES follows direction from the Southwest Power Pool, Nebraska’s grid operator, regarding energy-related advisories and emergencies. As of this time, SPP has not called upon member utilities in 14 states to issue an official public appeal to conserve energy. You can follow current energy usage in the SPP footprint at Integrated Marketplace Forecast vs. Actual (spp.org), and you can see up-to-date information on the current grid conditions and explanations for each advisory level at Current Grid Conditions - Southwest Power Pool (spp.org).
For additional energy-saving tips, visit LES.com and follow LES’ social media channels.